Alpraham & Tarporley

Tarporley youngster wins Beaver naming competition

Tarporley youngster wins Beaver naming competition

A Tarporley youngster has won a Cheshire Wildlife Trust competition to come up with names for two beavers introduced back into the wild.

They will be called Rowan and Willow – despite some entries suggesting more comical names such as ‘Beaver McBeaverface’ and ‘Justin Beaver’!

April 12, 2021
Tarporley cancer patient to trek 240 miles for cancer charities

Tarporley cancer patient to trek 240 miles for cancer charities

A student from Tarporley who was diagnosed with advanced cancer the day before his 19th birthday, is set to walk 240 miles for two charities only a year after beginning his treatment.

Patrick Savage, 20, will walk from his university campus in London to The Christie hospital in Manchester where he was treated last year for Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a type of blood cancer.

March 29, 2021
Village school near Tarporley celebrates recovery plan

Village school near Tarporley celebrates recovery plan

Staff and parents at a small village school near Tarporley are celebrating a recovery plan which will help keep the school open.

Residents have campaigned to save Huxley CE Primary school and Cheshire West and Chester has now approved the recovery plan and the school is now ready for a new beginning.

March 7, 2021
Shropshire Union Canal breach at Beeston caused by Storm Christoph

Shropshire Union Canal breach at Beeston caused by Storm Christoph

A major breach of Shropshire Union Canal at Beeston near Nantwich was caused by heavy rains and floods from Storm Christoph.

These images from canal users show the extent of the breach which has closed the canal and towpath at Lock 10, Wharton’s Lock and Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock.

January 22, 2021
Beeston Castle & Tarporley Station in 1961 - pic by Ben Brookshank, creative commons licence

Beeston and Tarporley Station plan gets Government go ahead

An ambitious project to re-open Beeston and Tarporley Station has received the go-ahead and Government funding to progress to the next stage.

The Department for Transport has announced that Beeston and Tarporley Station Reopening Group have been successful in their bid to the Beeching Reversal “Ideas Fund”.

November 27, 2020
Woman injured after car crashes into ditch in Tarporley

Woman injured after car crashes into ditch in Tarporley

A woman was injured after a car crashed into a ditch in Tarporley.

Fire crews were called out to the incident at around 10am today (September 7) at Hickhurst Lane, Tarporley.

September 7, 2020
Floods, fires and fallen trees as storm wreaks havoc in Cheshire

Floods, fires and fallen trees as storm wreaks havoc in Cheshire

Cheshire fire crews had one of their busiest nights for years as a powerful storm swept across south and mid Cheshire last night.

Worst hit was the Tarporley, Beeston, Tattenhall and Malpas areas as lightning sparked fires and flood waters left cars submerged and buildings under water.

August 13, 2020
Chemical incident on Shropshire Union Canal boat at Beeston

Chemical incident on Shropshire Union Canal boat at Beeston

Fire crews were called to a chemical incident on a canal boat in Beeston near Tarporley.

Three fire engines attended, two from Chester and one from Nantwich, and the water incident unit from Powey Lane were called to the incident.

August 12, 2020
Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station could reopen by 2022

Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station could reopen by 2022

Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station could be reopened as early as December 2022, it emerged today.

It is one of 50 proposals submitted from around the UK to the Government’s “Restoring Your Railway Fund”.

July 16, 2020
Edward Timpson

MP Edward Timpson welcomes funding for Eddisbury schools

Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson said schools in Calveley and Tarporley will benefit from Government funding to improve school facilities.

The constituency has been allocated a share of £434 million investment to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve education across the UK.

July 15, 2020
Fire tackled by crews on land in Alpraham near Nantwich

Fire tackled by crews on land in Alpraham near Nantwich

Fire crews from Nantwich put out a small fire on land off Chester Road in Alpraham.

The fire involved a tree, fencing and a manure heap in a field at around 6.10pm last night (May 29).

May 30, 2020
Fire crews called out to burning tree in Calveley

Fire crews called out to burning tree in Calveley

Fire crews were called out to tackle a tree on fire on land in Calveley, near Nantwich.

The incident happened 11:20am yesterday (March 29) on land off Nantwich Road, Calveley.

March 30, 2020
19th century mansion blaze near Tarporley caused by electrical fault

19th century mansion blaze near Tarporley caused by electrical fault

A large blaze which badly damaged a 19th century mansion near Tarporley was caused by an electrical fault, says Cheshire Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters investigating say it was “most probable” cause after flames ripped through Tilstone House on Nantwich Road last month.

February 26, 2020